Japanese Iris

The sublime elegance of Japanese Iris brings an almost magical tranquillity to the garden. The colour combinations are definitely exotic and create a magnificent display.

Traditionally they were grown on the margins of reflecting pools so that their beauty was amplified. In more rural areas, they were grown on the sides of the rice paddies which were flooded for part of the year. It's this pattern of moisture during the growing period and relative dryness during the dormancy which provides the ideal growing conditions for these magnificent Iris. However, they are versatile and can easily be grown in almost any garden setting, provided you water them regularly, feed them generously and plant them in full sun.